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Old 03-17-2017, 11:24 AM   #1
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Replacing carpet in 99 Chieftain 35U

Hopefully somebody out there can help me. I want to replace the flooring in my Chieftain and I am concerned about the dinette bump out. It sticks out 14 inches further than the rest of the slide. My concerns are, how do I get the carpet out from under it or do I leave it there and work around it. Also if I leave it under how do I transition from carpet to vinyl planking without worrying about it catching the transition. The glide strip that is under there is tight to the carpet, but I can still squeeze my fingertips under it enough to feel the smooth edge. I have read the glide strips need to be replaced when switching flooring, but I don't see any way of accessing this glide strip. I was going to make my own glide surface that would be put down before the slide was brought in. I have attached a picture of the floor beneath the dinette booth which was removed for exploration of the area below it. Thank you for any help you can provide. Click image for larger version

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cut as close to the slide as you can with a utility knife. You don't need to replace any "glide" strips. I take an old framing square and bevel the end on a grinder like a chisel. I then slip it under there and hit it with a hammer- you can feel the staples break. Then pull out all the carpet and pad
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Old 03-17-2017, 05:12 PM   #3
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cut as close to the slide as you can with a utility knife. You don't need to replace any "glide" strips. I take an old framing square and bevel the end on a grinder like a chisel. I then slip it under there and hit it with a hammer- you can feel the staples break. Then pull out all the carpet and pad
Thanks, it appears that the only staples are on the edge of the carpeting. I will look into making a tool like that when the time comes. Thank you for the information.
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:21 PM   #4
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Well the carpet is gone and the new floor is in. Click image for larger version

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Very nice. Brings back fond memories of my 01 35U Chieftain.
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anyone contemplating this can go to Lowes as they have some 4 x 10 inch decorative metal floor registers for about $18 each.
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Very nice. Anymore information you can tell us about the product used and product cost?
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Very nice. Anymore information you can tell us about the product used and product cost?
It's their home decorators collection seashore wood. We got it at the Home Depot in Winston-Salem NC. They had the price reduced to move out the inventory. It's $1.48 a square foot which was $30 a box and I needed 6 boxes and 2 pieces to do the floor from the drivers area to the rear wall.
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